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ATC Training SNN

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:16 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
Hi Lads

My ultimate carreer path when I leave school is ATC- Has anyone trained in the new facility in SNN?

What are the odds of getting a job in SNN when you leave? Any nessecary qualifiications?



Cheers

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:02 pm
by Dutch Roll
dude,if you go to www.iaa.ie and email them they will send you an info pack,however they wont be recruiting in the near future,itl be years,they could hardly find employment for their last recruits,some had to go abroad,theres also a massive failure rate.

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:59 pm
by EIDEL
:?: I was under the impression one had to be available for work in atc ei upon graduation and serve a required number of years :?

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:25 pm
by EIWAT
From what the iaa told me they will begin recruiting within the next 6 month for a new atc class

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:45 am
by Dutch Roll
i dont think so,they always advertise in april when they do

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:06 pm
by angelshigh
Hi

I agree with Dutch...the last lot had no positions and had to go abroad, I even think that the IAA suspended some of the trainees depending on how far inio the course they were. Meant the guys and gals had to get other Jobs after giving up their old ones.

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:20 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
Looks like the Air Corps for me so!

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:34 pm
by Dutch Roll
ya they do atc internally,i know someone that did it

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:20 pm
by EI717
EI-WAT i seriously doubt they will be taking on controllers anytime soon
, they basically screwed the last class of cadets they employed, left them go half way through their training, some went abroad to south africa working and the rest of the class stayed at home and went back to their old jobs, i think now that they may be back training now 2 years after they were let go, i also emailed the iaa bout the possibility of recruiting a class anytime soon but they responded that no class will be recruited for the foreseeable future.

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:52 pm
by AndyMax
dont these guys/girls who "push tin" get burnt out from stress after a few years? So it can hardly be described as a career can it?

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:51 pm
by EIWAT
EI717 wrote:EI-WAT i seriously doubt they will be taking on controllers anytime soon
, they basically screwed the last class of cadets they employed, left them go half way through their training, some went abroad to south africa working and the rest of the class stayed at home and went back to their old jobs, i think now that they may be back training now 2 years after they were let go, i also emailed the iaa bout the possibility of recruiting a class anytime soon but they responded that no class will be recruited for the foreseeable future.


Thats where your wrong as i know 1 person from the last class who is working in eiwf

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:46 pm
by FLYbyWIT
I went for that selection some years ago with ATC for the experience and funningly enough was offered the position but decided to turn it down as I was also in the midst of my flight training, few months later I heard they cut the course and left them high and dry, and boy did that make me feel happy about my decision. Of course I was very dissapointed in there treatment of the other guys/gals, but to be honest airlines or governing bodies or agencies or whatever have budgets to adhere to and its always the wannabe ATCer or pilot that takes the fall. As for one guy outta that group landing a position in WF, it hardly constitutes a sucessful cadet class. A great career if it gets going again, financially very rewarding and as for burn out, In Ireland our you kidding me.

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:28 pm
by StephenM
Hmm it took them 5mins to reply to my email, yet a couple of weeks on my info pack is nowhere to be seen. Well I'll be 2/3rds of they way through my planned B.Comm by the time she said they will be looking for new ATCO's.

VATSIM is good enough for ATC for me for now!

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:06 am
by Dutch Roll
exactly,normally they'd pull people with a qualification anyway so you might as well get a qualification!! the failure rate is so high for this,ive heard about some of the stuff they do to ya during training!!

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:51 pm
by danelane2000
Andrew please read my post again, i quote myself
Ah come on now, you cant hardly call it controlling in waterford... With 2 aer aranns a day and mostly G.A a/c..


I didnt say i wasent happy with Waterford's ATC nor do i want to make a complain to him. Yes i was happy when i got the visit to the tower, and every ATCO does a great job....

Regards,
Patrick